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More Than Just a Summer Camp

Posted on May 13, 2015

Spring has sprung, and the flowers are starting to bloom, giving rise to the most beautiful time of the year. As we have transitioned into this beautiful spring, it also kicks our summer plans into high gear. With children wrapping up school and parents juggling parenting, job demands, and summer planning, we rarely have time …

A Mother’s Smile

Posted on May 10, 2015

As we celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend, we are thankful for the unconditional love, sacrifices and commitment they show each day. Motherhood plays a rich role in keeping the communities that A2S serves together. Irrespective of the everyday struggle that mothers often face, they remain committed to ensuring their children find a path to success. …

Checking in with Uche

Posted on February 9, 2015

Uche Ufochukwu, through a partnership with Hope 4 Girls Africa and Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, D.C., is now a full time student juggling school and basketball practice. She is adjusting to life in U.S. and American basketball. “I had the pleasure of watching Uche play, and she was filled with energy and always …

Toe to Head

Posted on February 1, 2015

* Support A2S by using the code “A2S” to purchase a ticket to the 7th Annual A2S Game at Davidson College on February 21 against Fordham at 7 p.m. Email for information on our group package, which includes a game ticket and t-shirt for $16. About 10 years ago, it was apparent that I …

The Ever-Present Reality of Hunger

Posted on December 15, 2014

* Click here to donate to the Meal-a-Thon Clint Smith is a graduate of Davidson College where he received his B.A. in English. He is a teacher, poet and doctoral candidate in Education at Harvard University. In 2013, the Maryland Humanities Council named Clint the Christine D. Sarbanes Teacher of the Year and featured him …

Wars in Our Stomachs

Posted on December 1, 2014

Click Here to DONATE TO THE A2S MEAL-A-THON Aisosa Ogboghodo is a 22-year-old A2S scholarship recipient who currently studies International Studies and Diplomacy at the Ambrose Ali University in Ekpoma, Edo State. Aisosa wrote this poem to draw attention to the hunger problem faced by many in his community and around the world. Little like …

Palm-Kernel Delight

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* Click Here to DONATE TO THE A2S MEAL-A-THON* Jennifer Nkem Eneanya is a friend of A2S and the editor of Konnect Africa, an online magazine focused on Africa and the great achievements of Africans in this era. She writes below about palm kernel, the edible seed of the palm tree that is rendered into …

Uche Ufochukwu: Strength in Character

Posted on November 17, 2014

Uche Ufochukwu is a 16-year-old girl from Benin City, Nigeria, who had never played basketball until April of 2013, when her life intertwined with A2S. This year, Uche will travel to the U.S. to study and play basketball through a partnership with Hope 4 Girls Africa and Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, D.C. That …

A2S Hosts Three-Day Health Clinic on Ebola and Other Strange Diseases

Posted on October 11, 2014

A2S recently hosted a three-day health clinic to educate our youth and their communities about now-contained Ebola outbreak. Serving nearly 1,700 members of the A2S community in Benin City, the clinic featured education about strange diseases, outreach into the community and a talk by the Chief Medical Director of Central Hospital Benin City, Dr. Edith …

A Mentorship Started on a Basketball Court

Posted on August 16, 2014

Every evening after school, Uche and his friends would go to the basketball court in one of the poorest areas of Lagos, known as Kiri Kiri town. There was a half court in terrible condition that the youth in his neighborhood managed to maintain so that they could play basketball and have an outlet from …

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